LGBT Atlanta’s best bets for May 19 through 25

Friday, May 19 –Saturday, May 20

Transgender Health and Education Alliance’s Family Symposium is today from 5 – 8 p.m. and tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Clarkston Community Center, 3701 College Ave., Clarkston, GA 30021,

Friday, May 19

The Atlanta Opera’s production of Mozart’s “The Secret Gardener” is at the Atlanta Botanical Garden for three performances today at 3 p.m. and tomorrow at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. “The Secret Gardener” is a comedy of love, madness and redemption. 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 303039,

Stage Door Players open the farcical “Boeing, Boeing” tonight at 8 p.m., running through June 11, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338,

Saturday, May 20

Saturday, May 20: Food-O-Rama Events, the company behind some of the largest food truck festivals in the Southeast, is now bringing Atlanta its first Margarita + Taco Festival, taking place in Grant Park. Experience the best specialty margaritas and tacos the Southeast has to offer as restaurants and food trucks battle it out for the top spot. Also, enjoy live music, craft vendors and more. This is a non-ticketed event and there’s no entry fee. There will be a $6 wristband for drinking. A dollar from each wristband will go toward the Africa Yoga Project, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., 800 Blvd. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30312-3629,

Join the Positive Impact Health Centers’ AV200 ride team today at 8 a.m. and support Emory University’s HIV/AIDS vaccine research and HIV/AIDS Services at Positive Impact Health Centers. Cyclists of all levels welcome and registration is free for cyclists. Email or call 678-990-6449 for the code and registration instructions. Fifty percent of raised funds go to vaccine research and 50 percent to services and testing at Positive Impact Health Centers. Emory University School of Medicine, 1648 Pierce Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, 1261155844004497

Join in the fun for the 4th Annual LGBTQ Family Day with Atlanta Pride. There will be painting, kids yoga, games and giveaways at this family-friendly picnic. Kids of all ages are welcome. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Glenlake Park, 1121 Church St., Decatur, GA 30030,

The third annual Fire in the Fourth fundraising event today will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Great Atlanta Fire of 1917 with this free, all ages curated street experience on Edgewood and Auburn Avenues between Jackson and Boulevard. This year’s event will showcase over 30 local arts organizations, collaborations with Old Fourth Ward Business Association members and a diverse mix of interactions, installations and performances. 3 -11 p.m., Georgia Justice Project, 438 Edgewood Ave. S.E., Atlanta, GA 30312,

The Atlanta Rollergirls host a doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Yaarab Shrine Center, 400 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308,

It’s time for the annual Miss Hotlanta Softball League competition. Come watch representatives from each team as they battle it out for the crown. The theme this year is “Seven Deadly Sins.” The categories are creative team spirit, talent, and lip sync for your life. 6 – 9 p.m., Jungle Atlanta, 2115 Faulkner Road N.E, Atlanta, GA 30324,

City Winery Atlanta presents an evening with Brandy Clark and Charlie Worsham, 8 p.m., 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta, GA, 3030,

Saturday, May 20: Perfume Genius performs with Serpentwithfeet tonight at 9 p.m. at Terminal West. Tickets: $16-18

Atlanta’s summer kick-off party, the Britney BASH, is tonight. Join DJ Pat Scott, Atlanta Bucks, Barking Leather, Smirnoff and Big Daddy Burgers for the fun. 10 p.m. – 3 a.m., Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, www.facebook/events /397401120659723

Icon: A Celebration of Madonna is tonight with performances and art from Biqtch Puddin’, Steven Glen Diehl, Michael Robinson, John James, LaRico Potts, Celeste Holmes, Brigitte Bidet, Barry Brandon and Womanifesto, 10:30 p.m. – 3 a.m., Jungle Atlanta, 2115 Faulkner Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324,

Sunday, May 21

The Indigenous House Music Festival takes place at Piedmont Park today with guests including DJ Tommy Davis, 12 – 10 p.m.,

Monday, May 22

It’s Underwear Night, as well as the Panther L/L meeting, starting at 7 p.m. at the Atlanta Eagle, 306 Ponce de Leon Ave N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308,

Tuesday, May 23 – Saturday, May 27

The 2017 Southern Fried Queer Pride Festival is here for five days of festivities to feast on in various Atlanta venues. From workshops to gallery exhibitions to dance parties and performance art nights, there’s a lot on the menu. Events include a Queer Qumbia, The Jewel Box: A Trans Resilience Social, a Digital Queerness Gallery Opening, Look Who’s F*cking Now – A Black Porn Critique, Colorblog: a QTPOC Potluck, and HAWT Sauce: a Dance Party,

Wednesday, May 24

Murmur hosts an artist talk on the exhibition Tell Me I’m Sexy, a satirical perspective on the objectification of women, reinforcement of gender stereotypes and Eurocentric beauty standard in contemporary mass media. Featured artists include Grace Allison Perkins, Graciela Nuñez Bedoya and Kyle Payne, 7 – 10 p.m., 100 Broad St. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30303,

Thursday, May 25

Spiritual Tools for Recovery is a three-part series (ending June 8) exploring the role of faith and spiritual practices in recovery for LGBT communities and allies. LGBT people and allies in recovery often feel alienated from their religious traditions and unsure of how to draw upon their faith or any spiritual traditions for support. This series looks to create a community of people seeking wisdom and support around recovery through use of faith and spiritual practices. 7 – 8:30 p.m., Phillip Rush Center Annex, 1530 DeKalb Ave. N.E., Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30307,


Saturday, May 27: An emerging artist, Sonia Leighhas already demonstrated her prolific songwriting skills with the well-known hits “Sweet Annie” and “Goodbye In Her Eyes.” Her special brand of female-attitude and modern country has been seen alongside such well-known names as Eric Church, Eli Young Band, Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson. Tickets: $16-20. 9:15 p.m. Eddie’s Attic.

Saturday, June 3

After 20 years, this is the final East Point Possums show. Come see the largest number of drag acts in the Southeast entertaining you while raising money for Lost-n-Found Youth. 7 – 11 p.m., 2727 E. Point St., East Point, GA 30344,